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Dibrugarh University Arts Question Papers:PHILOSOPHY (Major) (Western Philosophy - II)' (November)-2013

Course: 302
(Western Philosophy - II)
Full Marks: 80
Pass Marks: 32
Time: 3 hours
The figures in the margin indicate full marks for the questions

1. Select the right answer: 1x8=8
  1. According to Naïve Realism, mind can know the object with all its qualities/only the primary and the secondary qualities of object.
  2. New or New-Realism advocates representative/preventative theory of perception of object.
  3. Subjective Idealism admits/does not admit the independent existence of the world.
  4. Phenomenalistic Idealism denies/affirms the existence of the world, soul and God from the standpoint of pure reason.
  5. Matter, motion and force are the primordial elements according to Mechanical/Teleological theory of evolution.
  6. “Teleology is inverted mechanism.” This view is expounded by Martineau/Bergson.
  7. “The world is created at a particular time.” This view is upheld by Deism/Theism.
  8. According to Perry/Dewey, “Value is that which brings about good consequence.”
2. Write short notes on the following (any four): 4x4=16
  1. Scientific Realism.
  2. Subjective Idealism.
  3. Principles of Evolution.
  4. The Cosmological Argument as a proof for the Existence of God.
  5. Objectivity of Value Judgement.
3. What is Neo-Realism? Distinguish New-Realism from Naïve Realism. 2+9=11
Define Realism. Explain its characteristics. 2+9=11
4. What is Objective Idealism? Do you think that Objective Idealism is successful in eradicating the defects of Berkeley’s Subjective Idealism? Critically discuss. 3+8=11
Critically explain Phenomenalistic Idealism of Immanuel Kant. 11
5. What is the theory of Creation? What are its different forms? Critically discuss the theory. 2+2+7=11
Critically discuss Herbert Spencer’s Mechanical theory of Cosmological Evolution. 11
6. Critically discuss the Teleological Argument for the existence of God. 11
Discuss critically Theism as a theory of God. 11
7. What do you mean by Monism? Can Abstract Monism satisfy human aspirations? Give explanations.     2+10=12
What are the different kinds of value? Explain the relative and absolute value. 2+10=12


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